Proceed Digital is the offshoot imprint of Italian house music label Proceed Records, established as a place for the label’s artists and producers to stretch out a bit and try some new sounds. If a track doesn’t quite sonically fit on an artist’s EP on Proceed but still has the quality and dance floor appeal that demands to be heard then this is the place for it. Thus Proceed Digital presents the Impossible EP, gathering five tracks from four of Proceed’s shining producers and giving them a proper home on one fantastic house music release.
Proceed’s proprietor, DJ / producer Haldo, who has also released cuts through Transport Recordings, Conya, and Adaptation Music, is represented by two excellent tracks. ‘Rebus’ Trip’ is a deep house gem based around tremolo’ed key pads, a bright synth melody, and a cool saxophone solo in the mid-section. Haldo’s ‘My Luv’ takes a more peak time approach with sharp synth hits, soulful vocal drops, and a pulsing bass line adding up to some late night action. The EP also includes ‘The Sweet’ by Toxó, the solo project of Marco De Angelis, a member of the Surfdisco DJ crew. With its French house influence, soaring vocal bits, filter stabs, and big room appeal ‘The Sweet’ is sure to make it onto many a DJ’s playlist. Fellow Italian Odo Makes A Smile, who should be no stranger to fans of Proceed through his many remixes, busts forth with the appropriately named ‘Funky Party,’ a budding block party stomper that harks back to classic funk with clever samples and solid, floor-shaking beats. Closing out the EP is Fabrizio Marra (Musoul, Liberate) whose provocatively titled ‘The Bitch’ features a rolling bass line over jackin’ beats, combining brilliantly with crisp keys and building pads for a delicious house music moment in the nightclub set list.